Jil Sander

German born Jil Sander was educated as a textile engineer and had worked as a fashion editor before opening her first boutique in 1967 at age 24 . She sold the wares of Thierry Mugler and Sonia Rykiel, mixed with a few of her own designs until founding her own house the next year. Sander’s first collection, which was shown in Paris in 1975, was a failure as her minimalist look, which emphasized fabric quality, was in direct contrast to the colorful and lavish looks of the era.

It was not until
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